Re: Jabber client activity

2008-12-22 Thread Tomeu Vizoso
[adding sugar-devel as this is of interest also outside OLPC]

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 23:49, Mildred Ki'Lya ml.mildred...@gmail.com wrote:
 Hello everyone,

 I'm new here, and I came interested in the OLPC project because it's a
 wonderful computer, very well integrated, and I just had one via the
 European G1G1 project. And now, I thought I could contribute :)

 I wanted to know if there was any project of creating an activity that
 would be a jabber client. If so, could I help, where is it? And if not,
 perhaps I should start one.

Actually, having Chat working as a regular IM client would be very
interesting and may not be a very big project. The only missing piece
is being able to add contacts to your roster other than through the
mesh view.

I think the idea is to add a palette option somewhere that allows you
to type or paste a contact ID so it will appear in your friends view.
Then you would get presence notification, the ability to chat and
transfer files, and with some extra work, a/v conversations.

If someone would like to jump on this challenge, it's there waiting for you!

Regards,

Tomeu

 I just tried to run gajim in sugar,  but it seems because the $HOME gets
 defined in a sandboxed environment that is erased each time, so I can't
 keep the configuration :/ On the other hand, I think that writing from
 scratch a jabber client would require much work, and time I don't really
 have. What do you think is appropriate?

 Thanks :)


 Mildred

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Re: Jabber client activity

2008-12-22 Thread Guillaume Desmottes
Le lundi 22 décembre 2008 à 10:52 +0100, Tomeu Vizoso a écrit :
 [adding sugar-devel as this is of interest also outside OLPC]
 
 On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 23:49, Mildred Ki'Lya ml.mildred...@gmail.com wrote:
  Hello everyone,
 
  I'm new here, and I came interested in the OLPC project because it's a
  wonderful computer, very well integrated, and I just had one via the
  European G1G1 project. And now, I thought I could contribute :)
 
  I wanted to know if there was any project of creating an activity that
  would be a jabber client. If so, could I help, where is it? And if not,
  perhaps I should start one.
 
 Actually, having Chat working as a regular IM client would be very
 interesting and may not be a very big project. The only missing piece
 is being able to add contacts to your roster other than through the
 mesh view.

Sugar *is* a jabber client, not only Chat but the whole sugar/sucrose.
Chat is used to chat (!) with your contacts, the mesh view is your buddy
list and VideoChat is suppose to be used for... audio/video chat.
The Telepathy framework offers you the possibility to split the
different features of your client (roster, chat, audio chat, logger,
etc) into different applications.

One big missing piece is the ability to add contacts by entering their
jid and UI to accept/decline friend requests. This is
https://dev.laptop.org/ticket/8841

Another one is the ability to run more than one account/connection. Main
problem here is the UI. How should we display that? Tabbed mesh views
maybe?

Once this is done, you'll be able to use your normal IM accounts on
Sugar and be able to chat with them using Chat, send them files using
journal object sharing and call them with VideoChat.

Actually, as Sugar is using Telepathy, it's much more than a Jabber
client. By being a real Telepathy client, it could become a IRC, MSN,
SIP (or whatever protocol) client!
I talked about that during one of my Sugarcamp conf:
http://people.collabora.co.uk/~cassidy/talks/sugar-camp-futur-of-collab.pdf

We'll be happy to help any contributor interested in working on this.
Just come and say hi on #sugar or #telepathy.
But *please*, let's not waste time and resources on implementing a gajim
or pidgin activity. We already have an existing flexible and performant
IM framework; we just need to integrate it properly in Sugar to offer a
rocking user experience.


G.

 I think the idea is to add a palette option somewhere that allows you
 to type or paste a contact ID so it will appear in your friends view.
 Then you would get presence notification, the ability to chat and
 transfer files, and with some extra work, a/v conversations.
 
 If someone would like to jump on this challenge, it's there waiting for you!


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Re: Jabber client activity

2008-12-21 Thread rihowa...@gmail.com
Mildred,

Chat is a jabber client.
Also other people have gajim and or pidgin running okay and no  
problem with saving configuration.

/Robert H.

On Dec 21, 2008, at 2:49 PM, Mildred Ki'Lya wrote:

 Hello everyone,

 I'm new here, and I came interested in the OLPC project because it's a
 wonderful computer, very well integrated, and I just had one via the
 European G1G1 project. And now, I thought I could contribute :)

 I wanted to know if there was any project of creating an activity that
 would be a jabber client. If so, could I help, where is it? And if  
 not,
 perhaps I should start one.

 I just tried to run gajim in sugar,  but it seems because the $HOME  
 gets
 defined in a sandboxed environment that is erased each time, so I  
 can't
 keep the configuration :/ On the other hand, I think that writing from
 scratch a jabber client would require much work, and time I don't  
 really
 have. What do you think is appropriate?

 Thanks :)


 Mildred

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Re: Jabber client activity

2008-12-21 Thread Bert Freudenberg

On 21.12.2008, at 23:49, Mildred Ki'Lya wrote:

 I just tried to run gajim in sugar,  but it seems because the $HOME  
 gets
 defined in a sandboxed environment that is erased each time, so I  
 can't
 keep the configuration :/

You need to put the configuration in a special directory:

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Low-level_Activity_API#File_Access

- Bert -


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Re: Jabber client activity

2008-12-21 Thread Sebastian Silva
Still, a regular Jabber client to run in parallel of Chat /
collaboration might be useful. Gajim runs nicely and since its python
perhaps it sugarizes easily enough. Look at the work done on Labyrinth
by tomeu for a similar sugarization.
Yesterday I tried Empathy by the collabora guys and had a voice talk
with frieds using Gtalk, I'm excited to at last have a real free
alternative to skype.

Good luck!

Sebastian

2008/12/21 Mildred Ki'Lya ml.mildred...@gmail.com:
 Hello everyone,

 I'm new here, and I came interested in the OLPC project because it's a
 wonderful computer, very well integrated, and I just had one via the
 European G1G1 project. And now, I thought I could contribute :)

 I wanted to know if there was any project of creating an activity that
 would be a jabber client. If so, could I help, where is it? And if not,
 perhaps I should start one.

 I just tried to run gajim in sugar,  but it seems because the $HOME gets
 defined in a sandboxed environment that is erased each time, so I can't
 keep the configuration :/ On the other hand, I think that writing from
 scratch a jabber client would require much work, and time I don't really
 have. What do you think is appropriate?

 Thanks :)


 Mildred

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Re: Jabber client activity

2008-12-21 Thread Mildred Ki'Lya
rihowa...@gmail.com wrote:
 Mildred,

 Chat is a jabber client.
 Also other people have gajim and or pidgin running okay and no problem
 with saving configuration.
I guess, but I have absolutely no idea on how to configure where you put
your jabber id and your password. So far, I thought it was only useful
inside the mesh networking.

By the way, I just created a Gajim activity inspiring myself from the
Firefox activity, and it seems to work even if sugar integration could
be pushed further. If anyone wants it I think I can put it somewhere.

Mildred

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Re: Jabber client activity

2008-12-21 Thread Sebastian Silva
Mildred,
Yay! I'd suggest putting it up on a Gitorious repository in case
anybody wants to jump in and help.
Thank you!
Sebastian

2008/12/21 Mildred Ki'Lya ml.mildred...@gmail.com:
 rihowa...@gmail.com wrote:
 Mildred,

 Chat is a jabber client.
 Also other people have gajim and or pidgin running okay and no problem
 with saving configuration.
 I guess, but I have absolutely no idea on how to configure where you put
 your jabber id and your password. So far, I thought it was only useful
 inside the mesh networking.

 By the way, I just created a Gajim activity inspiring myself from the
 Firefox activity, and it seems to work even if sugar integration could
 be pushed further. If anyone wants it I think I can put it somewhere.

 Mildred

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 │ Site: http://ki.lya.online.fr  GPG ID: 9A7D 2E2B
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Re: Jabber client activity

2008-12-21 Thread rihowa...@gmail.com
Mildred,

In the Control Panel, select Network and then in the Mesh server  
field put the server name.

/Robert H.

On Dec 21, 2008, at 4:56 PM, Mildred Ki'Lya wrote:

 rihowa...@gmail.com wrote:
 Mildred,

 Chat is a jabber client.
 Also other people have gajim and or pidgin running okay and no  
 problem
 with saving configuration.
 I guess, but I have absolutely no idea on how to configure where  
 you put
 your jabber id and your password. So far, I thought it was only useful
 inside the mesh networking.

 By the way, I just created a Gajim activity inspiring myself from the
 Firefox activity, and it seems to work even if sugar integration could
 be pushed further. If anyone wants it I think I can put it somewhere.

 Mildred

 -- 
 Mildred Ki'Lya
 ╭─ mildred593@o 
 nline.fr ──
 │ Jabber, GoogleTalk: mild...@jabber.fr
 │ Site: http://ki.lya.online.fr  GPG ID: 9A7D 2E2B
 │ Fingerprint: 197C A7E6 645B 4299 6D37 684B 6F9D A8D6 9A7D 2E2B


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